Taiwan-Japan stock connect to drive futures cross-listing

Taifex to launch risk management tools to support proposed link


Taiwan's futures exchange, Taifex, will gain permission from Japan's main exchange operator JPX to list Topix futures this year, as part of a move to give Taiwan investors instruments to hedge their exposure from a proposed stock connect between the two countries.

Shih Chuan Tsai, Taipei-based senior executive vice-president at Taifex, says the Taiwan Stock Exchange is working with Tokyo Stock Exchange on a stock connect programme – similar to the recent Shanghai-Hong Kong link – and that the

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